A cluster of large ovate leaves will form at the base of the plant, with a slender flower stem reaching about 2-3’ in height. Stems are also left, with the foliage decreasing in size moving up the stem.
Almost fill a seed tray with moist seed compost. Sow seeds thinly over the surface, and lightly cover them with a little more compost. Place in warmth 15-20C (60-70F), and keep moist.
30cm / 12in
Potting on/Thining Out
Keep seedlings in a light position, but shade from the bright sun. When large enough to handle, transplant 5cm (2in) apart into trays of potting compost.
Hardening Off/Planting Out
Gradually accustom plants to outside conditions for 2-3 weeks before planting out when the danger of frost has passed. Allow 30cm (12in) between plants.